Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Milwaukee FIlm Fest Day 5: Compliance


One of my most anticipated movies at the film fest Compliance did not disappoint. 
The movie is about a fast food manager who gets a phone call from "Officer Daniels"  claiming that one of her employee was caught stealing.  The "Officer" then explains that the girl is in big trouble and that they will have to hold her in the back room till his team arrives.  Of course this is all one big prank and the caller is no police officer just a guy who gets off on power trips. 
The movie is very well done and will keep you in a state of shock as the caller sees how far people will go.  Once they strip search her you think they can't go much further, but they do.  What makes this even more disturbing is that it has happened at fast food restaurants and more then once. 
Some people have trouble watching this movie and walk out.  I think that is because they don't like being challenged, or they just rationalize it and say these people are stupid and thin they could never fall for that and dismiss the movie as dumb.  I love this movie because it does challenge the viewer.  Would you do something like that?  Of course everyone will say no, but until you are in a situation you never know.
With great performances that are already getting Oscar Buzz and a disturbing and challenging story I think this is one of the best movies of the year and a must see.
5 out of 5 stars. 

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